youtube download script update

Actually, there’s no real update at my older post regarding the python script I created for automatically downloading multiple youtube videos. And there’s also nothing wrong with it. Problem is, I tried downloading videos last week and this is the output of my python script:

Retrieving video webpage... done.Extracting URL "t" parameter... failed.Error: unable to extract URL "t" parameter.

Try again several times. It may be a temporary problem.

Other typical problems:* Video no longer exists.

* Video requires age confirmation but you did not provide an account.

* You provided the account data, but it is not valid.

* The connection was cut suddenly for some reason.

* YouTube changed their system, and the program no longer works.

Try to confirm you are able to view the video using a web browser.

Use the same video URL and account information, if needed, with this program.

When using a proxy, make sure http_proxy has http://host:port format.

Try again several times and contact me if the problem persists.

Which usually comes out when the youtube-dl code has been updated most probably because youtube made changes on how they serve their videos. Download/save the latest youtube-dl here and copy it again to your $PATH (in Linux) or you can again refer to my previous post about youtube-dl. Remember, no changes have been made to my python script, you only have to update the youtube-dl code.

After updating my copy of youtube-dl on my Linux box, I’m off to downloading more videos from youtube (^)__(^)

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